After learning that Brock Lesnar had potentially failed an out-of-competition United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) test administered on June 28, Mark Hunt was obviously furious. Hunt had felt the power of Lesnar at UFC 200 before losing a fairly lopsided three-round decision.
Upon hearing about Lesnar's spat with USADA, Hunt demanded half of Lesnar's $2.5 million fight purse, or the release from his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract. Few challenged the emotionally outburst of "Super Samoan."
Well, it now seems as if Hunt is out for Lesnar's entire payday, recently taking to Twitter to show his disgust for cheaters:
Well I wanted half but have changed my mind cheaters shouldn't get shit I want all of it cheaters don't deserve shit #cheatersdeservenada— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) July 16, 2016
While it's highly unlikely that Hunt will be the first fighter ever to be monetarily compensated for competing against a fighter who later tested positive under USADA rule, it's even more unlikely that UFC will give him the money owed to Lesnar for saving UFC 200 after Jon Jones landed in hot water, too.
Still, it doesn't hurt to try. And if you're Hunt, it also doesn't hurt to throw dirt on Lesnar while he's down, which is exactly what the 42-year-old did yesterday (Fri., July 15, 2016) before calling for the WWE superstar's $2.5 million:
Nobody can blame Hunt for responding the way he has, but maybe he should let this whole thing play out and give Lesnar the right to state his case.
Stick with Mania as more news and coverage regarding Lesnar/Hunt/USADA roll in.